Uncultivated Food and Traditional Seed Mela Kenda Village, Dharamjaigarh Block, Raigarh District, Chhattisgarh

On the 12th of March 2019 Using Diversity partner organisation, Nirman and the UD fellows for Raigarh District organised an Uncultivated Food and Traditional seed Mela at Kenda village. The Mela highlighted the rich diversity of uncultivated food and traditional crops of the Pahari Korwas of the region. The program, held at Kenda village located […]

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Celebration of Food and Culture of the Kaathkaari community – 2nd March 2019

By Ramachandran K G and Uday Lawoo Aair On March 2nd of 2019, more than 780 of community members belonging to Kaathkaari tribe including women, men and children gathered at Kudal, Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, for celebrating their culture and food and also for discussing various issues community being faced at present with a focus […]

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Using Diversity Network National Partners Meeting Hasanur, Tamilnadu 14th-16th February 2019 Reporting and Planning

Sharing of Area Specific Progress in 2018-19, 14th February 2019 Central India – The Program Coordinator of Central India provided an overview of the progress in different project areas of Central India in 2018-19 since the last annual meeting in May 2018 in Bhopal. This was followed by fellows from each of the 8 project […]

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Using Diversity Network National Partners Meeting Hasanur, Tamilnadu 14th-16th February 2019 Exposure and Learning Events

The Using Diversity Network’s Annual Meeting for 2019 was held in Hasanur, Tamilnadu from the 14th to the 16th of February 2019. The annual meeting brought together 28 project fellows and farmers from the 8 project areas of Central India; 15 fellows and community representatives from Western Ghats; project coordinators from Central India and Western […]

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Traditional and Wild Food Festival – 6th February 2019 Bada Pokharia, Littipara Block, Pakur District, Jharkhand

On the 6th of February 2019 Jharkhand Vikas Parishad (Using Diversity Partner Organisation), Pilathus Malto (UD fellow) and members of the Mal Paharia community of Littipara organised a festival to celebrate the wild food and traditional seeds crops and food of the Mal Paharias. The festival was held at Bada Pokharia village. The purpose of […]

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Wild and Uncultivated Food Festival – 4th February 2019 Ghagri, Sundar Pahari, Godda District, Jharkhand

On the 4th of February 2019 Soumik Banerjee (UD Network Partner) and Surja Pahari (UD Fellow) together with members of the Paharia community of Sundar Pahari organised a Wild and Uncultivated Food Festival at Ghagri village in Sundar Pahari, Godda District, Jharkhand. The event celebrated the rich diversity of wild and uncultivated foods that continue to […]

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Uncultivated Food and Traditional Seed Mela, Gaildubba Village, Patalkot, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh 28th January, 2019

Patalkot as the Sanskrit origin of its name suggests is a deep valley spread over 79 km2 located 78 km from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh. This unique horse-shoe shaped valley is surrounded by hills with several pathways and recently developed roads to reach the 12 villages located within the valley. Patalkot’s villages are home to […]

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Awareness Program on Wild Food with Children of Amanara Village – 19th and 20th January 2019

Jaykumar Yadav and Bhawru Ram Hansda On the 19th and 20th of January 2019 Using Diversity (UD) Network fellows Jaykumar Yadav and Bhawru Ram Hansda conducted a two day Awareness Program on the Wild Food of the Pahari Korwas with the Angan Wadi and Primary School children of Amanara village, Dharamjaigarh Block, Raigarh District, Chhattisgarh. […]

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Dharti Dongar Samwad – Traditional and Uncultivated Food Festival Tantar Village, Dindori District, MP – 24th January 2019

On the 24th of January 2019 Nirman (Using Diversity Partner Organisation) organised the ‘Dharti Dongar Samwad’ program at the Baiga village of Tantar in Dindori District of Madhya Pradesh. The objective of the program was to celebrate and exhibit the rich diversity of traditional crops and uncultivated food of the Baigas. Naresh Biswas (Chief Functionary […]

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Meeting of Using Diversity (Western Ghats) and Exposure visit to Joida Tuber Festival – 18th and 19th December 2018

18th December 2018 Introductory session Participants introduced themselves to all in the first session before the lunch. There were 28 participants in the meeting including the community members, project fellows and project advisors from the different project areas namely Pillur (Tamil Nadu), Nilambur and Mananthavady (Kerala), Periyapatna, Sirsi and Joida (Karnataka) and Sindhudurg (Maharashtra).  Field […]

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